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Have you ever had a patient who had difficulty taking the medication you prescribed?
You’re not alone. Patient non-compliance is a familiar challenge, and can result in the treatment being less effective than it should be.
Common reasons for patient non-compliance may include:
Stomach upset when taking oral medication
Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste
Issues with the route of administration, such as difficulty swallowing pills
Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer
Difficulty keeping track of multiple medications
Patients who don’t want to take medication at all, especially children or pets
Corporate Pharmacy may be able to provide solutions for challenges such as these. Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.
Read on to find out more about what compounding can do for you and your patients.